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Old 04-03-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Broadcom 4306 firmware... how do I load it?

HI all,

I have a HP ze4560 that is running Ubuntu 9.04 and am brand new to Linux.

The problem is slow internet and dropping connections, not an uncommon problem I am finding.

I loaded the b43legacy driver and that works fine.

when I type "sudo lshw -C network" it shows the network controller disabled and firmware N/A

It looks like the firmware is in the /lib/firmware/b43legacy file, but it doesn't look like the system is using it.

Finally, the question....

How do I load the firmware for the Broadcom 4306 wireless?


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I could be off base here, but try: sudo modprobe b43legacy. Modprobe should load the module and probe the hardware.
Old 04-03-2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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How do I do that?

I typed that in and it cam back with "needs .conf


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